My Oldest Book and its Memories

Isn’t there something about the smell of freshly printed books? There are many books you would have read and shared in your lifetime but refused to part with some. Those are special. You would have read them multiple times and still could read it one more time. There are memories associated with it – collected money to buy it, gifted by someone dear or found it after a long search! You now have a chance to share those special moments and win something that you like, books! We have something special for all the book lovers.

BlogAdda and present to you a brand new contest for all the book lovers called ‘My Oldest Book and its Memories

  • Tell us that one book which you have kept on your book shelf for a very long time. Let us know the time since it’s with you.
  • Share with us the reason, why won’t you let that book go.
  • If at all, you give that book away, then whom will you hand it over to and why?
  • You earn brownie points if you post a picture of it and post it with your entry. πŸ™‚
  • Copy paste the below code in your blogpost using the EDIT HTML (Blogspot) and HTML tab (WordPress). (We have made it so simple!)

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In case of any discrepancies, the decision of the judge(s) will be final.

The winners will get gift vouchers from

The contest will end on 30th November 11.59 pm IST.

So, what are you waiting for? Write down your thoughts now and share the link with us! People who participate in the contests are known to make new friends and  get a lot of new readers on their blog! πŸ™‚

35 Replies to “My Oldest Book and its Memories”

  1. I have preserved the 1933 edition of CHAMBERS DICTIONARY which was used by my grandfather, then gifted to my aunt, uncle and passed on to me. My grandfather used to say with pride that he knew each word in the dictionary. My aunt did her MA in English literature. My uncle was a rank holder in Karnataka University, Dharwad in BSc., and in Bombay University in Chemical Engineering. I retired as Sr.Executive Engineer from MSEB. Dictionary plays an important role in improving one’s language and using appropriate words at the right juncture. So is the place for this book even if some of its pages are in tatters.

    Another book I cherish and preserve is a collection of Sri Adi Shankara’s Stotrams (now out of print) which I picked up during my visit to ‘Kaladi’ from where he began his journey of ‘sanyaas’.

  2. My favourite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. This book was gifted to me by my Mom when i was 14. (7 years ago). First of all, its a gift to me by my Mom so it will never go off the shelf. Secondly, its the dream of every girl to get married to the man of his dreams. I still relate to each and every emotions of the book and its the story of most of the girls. Who doesn’t dream of marrying their Prince Charming?
    If i have to hand over this book to someone, then its going to be my daughter because its the story that i want to tell her when she grows up! The book potrays every Mom’s wish and every girl’s dream and that’s the main reason why it is so close to my heart!
    Love it πŸ™‚

  3. Super contest blogadda. Enjoyed writing but more importantly simply LOVED reading other posts… it’s like meeting up with old friends. This is the only contest for which I am reading every entry… blogadda pals great job everyone.

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